I was going to write a snappy little intro to the blog and talk about the crazy number of entries we got, and how much fun my entire staff and I had reading all these playlets . . . but you don’t want to hear that. You just want to know which 10 Ten [...]
Last week, my bloggin’ hero, Seth Godin, wrote a fantastic entry called, “The Critic Stumbles,” where he publicly announced that he thought the Times got their review of Macbeth wrong, especially in the face of what was obviously extreme positive feedback from the public.
Then, Scott Rudin, [...]
An audience’s enjoyment (or lack thereof), or their artistic takeaways are affected by so many other factors . . . including their mood, the weather, the shows they’ve just seen . . . and, of course, what’s happening in the world.
This can play in a show’s favor [...]
The day after our 10 Minute Play contest ended last year, I had five emails asking me when I was going to do it again.
And those five emails told me we were on to something (I have a rule in business, and in life . . . [...]
I stumbled on this website recently that had a bunch of great tips on writing from folks like David Ogilvy and Henry Miller . . . but it was Ol’ Kurt Vonnegut’s tips on writing a short story that seemed also incredibly applicable to playwrighting.
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